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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Harrogate College

Course description

Health and Social Care is a very rewarding profession which provides you with the opportunity to care for others and make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Course content

This Level 3 qualification offers an opportunity to study, experience and research a comprehensive range of interesting and invaluable Health and Social Care subjects. You will be taught specific knowledge, theories and skills important to the sector and your own personal and professional development.

Students will complete a work placement each year.

The study programme includes Citizenship, Equality and Diversity and completion of your Progression Passport.

This course is set over two years with key areas of study including:
Care of Children
Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Developing Effective Communication
Anatomy and Physiology

This course requires 95% minimum attendance, including work placement.

Entry requirements

Must have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade C or higher including English and Maths and a science subject or BTEC First Level 2 extended certificate in Health and Social Care at Distinction level including Maths & English. Also require a clean DBS certificate and a satisfactory initial assessment.


Assessment takes place on a continual basis, in the form of assignments for which Pass, Merit and Distinction grades can be achieved.

These may be presented in the form of typed documents, presentations, role play, research tasks, projects and posters. These tasks are also based on a case study or real life experience.

Future opportunities

The course is an ideal progression route to continue study at degree level such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Care and Physiotherapy. Alternatively to enter employment in one of the many different Health and Social Care sectors such as: 

Mental Health Worker
Substance Misuse Practitioner 
Family Support Worker 
Health Care Assistant 
Occupational Therapy Support Worker

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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    • Harrogate College offers you a wide range of exciting courses to enable you to reach your career potential. The College has a reputation of offering a range of vocational opportunities meaning that you can choose a course that’s right for you, which will develop skills that today’s employers are looking for.

      Working with local businesses and organisations provides students with the opportunity to work on live projects to demonstrate ‘real’ work experience and develop your Curriculum Vitae as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification.

      The College provides outstanding student support including careers advice, course information, guidance and support, and counselling, there is always someone available to listen and help you. Harrogate College also offers a range of social activities designed to help you make the most of your leisure time while you study at the College.